One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom
Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother.Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her i…

This is How it Feels (Part 1) with Craig Miller
Jul 5 • 58 min
Ameé speaks with Craig Miller, an award-winner author, speaker and advocate for suicide awareness and prevention.
For Better or For Worse with Dr. Stan Tatkin
Jun 28 • 71 min
How do you know the person you’re with is good for the long haul and to be with during hard times?
Living with CPTSD During a Crisis with Anna Runkle
Jun 22 • 63 min
Listen to return guest Anna Runkle of the Crappy Childhood Fairy talk about how to live with CPTSD during stressful times
Parenting in Unpeaceful Times with Dr. Laura Markham
Jun 14 • 64 min
Ameé speaks with Dr. Laura Markham to talk about parenting our kids and ourselves through social justice, anti-racism, and how to prepare for the upcoming Presidential elections, regardless of political affiliations.
Childhood Trauma Behind Bars with Fritzi Horstman
Jun 7 • 61 min
Learn the truth about childhood trauma’s influence on the lives of the men and women behind bars
Our Ego at Work with Wendy Behary
May 24 • 78 min
Today Ameé talks with Wendy about how our own ego and dysfunction plays out in our business and work relationships
Rethinking Narcissism with Dr. Craig Malkin
May 17 • 69 min
The history of narcissism in the field of psychology may surprise you when you learn how the definition has shifted over the past 100 years. What is also surprising is that narcissism can, in fact, be healthy.
Trapped By a Pandemic with Liz Cohen
May 10 • 56 min
Ameé speaks with Liz Cohen about the feelings of trapped some people are experiencing during the Stay-At-Home orders worldwide, in particular those who are considering or going through divorce.
Coronavirus SPECIAL Episode: How Our Traumas May Be Triggered with Wendy Behary
Mar 22 • 27 min
In this bonus episode, Amee takes a moment out of her upcoming Season 3 episode (launching May 10, 2020) to speak with Wendy Behary about how the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic may be affected people, especially those with trauma histories. In this episode,…
Parent-Child Enmeshment with Dr. Margaret Rutheford
Feb 16 • 54 min
We see a lot today not enough connection between parents and children for fear of “ruining” them but enmeshment is swinging the pendulum all the way to the other side.
How We Sabotage Love with Darlene Lancer
Feb 9 • 51 min
Today Ameé speaks with Darlene Lancer. Darlene is is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and relationship and codependency expert. She wrote Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Over the…
Teens and Anxiety with Jax Anderson
Feb 2 • 61 min
Listen and learn about anxiety in teenagers, what are the risks and treatments.
Why Women Hate Women with Berit Brogaard
Jan 26 • 65 min
Learn about female misogyny, or in other words, when women hate other women with Berit Brogaard from the University of Miami
Aftermath: Surviving a Psychopath
Jan 19 • 57 min
Learn about the sign of psychopathy and how to protect yourself and others from people with this condition.
How to Have Difficult Conversations with Lara Currie
Jan 12 • 53 min
We spend most of our hours at work and so our triggers follow us there into meetings with our co-worker, bosses or subordinates. Lean how these affect us during tough talks.
How to Avoid Emotional Takeovers with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
Jan 5 • 59 min
Hear Dr. Lindsay Gibson tell how to prepare and defend ourselves from emotional takeovers that happen when we are engaged by emotionally immature people.
How Our Children Help Us Heal with Robin Grille
Dec 29, 2019 • 61 min
Listen to author and therapist Robin Grille explain how understanding the emotional reactions triggered in us by our children, at all ages, can help us grow as humans.
Betrayal From The Hypersexual Narcissist with Wendy Behary
Dec 22, 2019 • 61 min
For many narcissists, their strong sense of entitlement leads many to pursue high-risk sexual behaviors, devastating their partners in the process.
Meditation for Regular People with Jen Johannsen
Dec 15, 2019 • 56 min
Learn about simple ways to incorporate the healing benefits of mediation into our lives is an important part of a holistic approach to recovery and self-improvement.
Talking to Teens About Drugs & Alcohol with Geffen Liberman
Dec 8, 2019 • 62 min
This week Ameé speaks with Geffen Liberman about the somewhat normal rite of passage for teenagers with drug and/or alcohol use and experimentation.
Understanding Loss and Grief with Shelby Forsythia
Dec 1, 2019 • 51 min
Despite the fact that all of us experience loss throughout our lives, grieving is one of the most misunderstand and not-talked-about experiences we have.
Toxic Families: Holiday Edition with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen
Nov 24, 2019 • 43 min
Getting together with family during the holidays is always stressful, especially if you have toxic people around. Learn how navigate the holidays with your sanity in tact.
The Neuroscience of the Teenage Brain with Jax Anderson
Nov 17, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, Ameé and Jax talk about the neuroscience of adolescent brain development so that parents (and ever ourselves) can gain a greater understanding of the real biological and neurological changes happening in a tween and teenagers life.
Defense Against Micro-Boundary Violations with Lara Currie
Nov 10, 2019 • 55 min
The best offense is a good defense against boundary violations. Listen and hear how a manipulator does it in small ways.
The Biggest Taboo: Incest with Nancy Allen
Nov 3, 2019 • 51 min
Today Ameé tackles perhaps the most taboo topic in the world throughout history: Incest with a survivor of father-daughter abuse.
The Psychopaths Among Us with Bill Hirstein
Oct 27, 2019 • 49 min
There are psychopaths among us in our every day lives. And sometimes, for some of people, they are so close to us its frightening once we know who they really are.
Communication Tips for Couples with Elizabeth Earnshaw
Oct 20, 2019 • 60 min
Ameé speaks with Philadelphia based therapist, Elizabeth Earnshaw, about strengthen a relationship someone may already be in through improving communication.
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids with Dr. Laura Markham
Oct 13, 2019 • 54 min
On this episode, Ameé brings on an expert in how to parent without trauma.
How To Master Your Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen
Oct 6, 2019 • 51 min
This is episode is about how to keep it all together while going through a divorce
Part 2: “You Can’t Want It More Than They Do” with Lori Grant
Sep 29, 2019 • 66 min
Supporting a loved one or friend who is struggling with a serious mental health condition is hard and lonely. Listen to one wife’s story of coping with a husband’s depression.
Part 1: “Believing I Want to Die” with Andy Grant
Sep 29, 2019 • 62 min
A candid conversation with a suicide survivor about living with suicidal thoughts and what everyone else should know
From Tragedy to Triumph: The Daughter Left Behind
Sep 22, 2019 • 47 min
Losing a parent to suicide can be an event that devastates your or strengthens your resiliency. In this episode we hear one woman’s story of overcoming her personal tragedy.
The Truths About Self-Injury with Dr. Jason Washburn
Sep 15, 2019 • 68 min
Self-harm and self-injury is often misunderstood much to the detriment of the people who practice it. Learn the truths behind why people hurt themselves.
The Faces of Suicide Survival with Mariangela Abeo
Sep 8, 2019 • 63 min
Faces of Fortitude is the use of powerful imagery to spark necessary conversations about suicide. Hear the story behind this amazing project.
Body Shame & Eating Disorders with Carmela Ramaglia
Sep 1, 2019 • 62 min
Today’s guest is Carmela Ramaglia, an author, speaker, and coach who shares her story of body shame and battle with anorexia and suicidal thoughts.
The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap with Ross Rosenberg
Aug 25, 2019 • 57 min
Begin to learn why people, despite their desires, find themselves hopelessly in love with partners who hurt them.
How To Handle Emotionally Immature People with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
Aug 18, 2019 • 55 min
Want to know how to handle those difficult emotionally immature people in your life?
Understanding the Origins of Violence
Aug 11, 2019 • 58 min
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, The Avielle Foundation remains focused on understanding why some people become violent and to end it.
How We Are Wired for Love with Dr. Stan Tatkin
Aug 4, 2019 • 50 min
Learning how to have a powerful relationship with your partner means you both choosing to become experts in each other and to protect the other one. Listen and learn how this is done.
How to Talk to Our Kids About Gender Identity & Sexuality
Jul 28, 2019 • 57 min
Learn more about talking to our kids about gender identity and sexuality, especially if we think they may be gay or gender non-conforming.
How To Cut Ties With Toxic Family with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen
Jul 21, 2019 • 58 min
Breaking away from toxic parents or siblings may be a necessary course of action if your well-being and health is constantly impacted in a negative way by them. Listen to this episode for strategies on how to do that.
Broken Mom: Mom of 18
Jul 14, 2019 • 64 min
Jenn has gone through a period of infertility and then seven pregnancies, a miscarriage that nearly killed her, and has 12 years of foster parenting under her belt. She’s been divorced, a single mom and experienced life with a blended family. In this…
Bouncing Back From Abuse As A Single Mom
Jul 7, 2019 • 56 min
Each year many people choose to remain in abusive and violent relationships because the fear of starting over is greater than the fear of the abuse. Learn how one mother did it and now helps others do the same.
How to Find Love After A Relationship With a Narcissist with Wendy Behary
Jun 30, 2019 • 63 min
Tired of meeting and dating the same kind of toxic person? Listen as Amee & Wendy talk strategies for dating than can help you avoid another relationship with a narcissist.
The Mama’s Boy Myth: Unraveling the Big Lie with Kate Stone Lombardi
Jun 23, 2019 • 55 min
Mother’s are a sons first relationship and yet for generations, mom’s have been driven away from forming close bonds to their boys. In this episode, hear why this must change.
Healing From Childhood PTSD with Anna Runkle
Jun 16, 2019 • 58 min
Learn how the PTSD that we are familiar with veterans, first responders, and victims of violence can also occur when children experience adverse events that most adults wouldn’t view as traumatic.
How the Brain Changes in a Relationship with a Narcissist with Dr. Rhonda Freeman
Jun 9, 2019 • 50 min
Ever wonder why people stay in abusive relationships or return to the abuser? Learn how the brain changes during a toxic relationship and why separating is so hard.
Why Women Don’t Know Their Financial Worth with Dr. Brad Klontz
Jun 2, 2019 • 48 min
The statistics are grim and appalling - women are clearly disadvantaged when it comes to wealth and money. So, the current thinking is that if more women are taught “financial literacy”, this can change it. However, the statistics include all women - high…
What To Do When Your Teen is Acting Like an A-Hole with Jax Anderson
May 26, 2019 • 59 min
it’s always really easy to parent when things are good and pat yourself on the back for your awesome skills but messy feelings are a part of life and knowing how to parent our teens when they are at their worst can be key to their emotional health and…
Becoming a Trauma-Informed Parent: Suzy DeYoung
May 19, 2019 • 51 min
Suzy is a parenting coach as well as an outreach specialist. After a traumatic experience with her own son years ago, she recognized a need in better understanding how to prepare for the residual effects of the stored trauma.
Season 2 Intro: My Broken Mom
May 12, 2019 • 32 min
For the first time, Amee shares a few of the details of her life with her own mother, including the “night that broke” her.
Ending the Cycle of Narcissistic Relationships with Wendy Behary
Mar 31, 2019 • 57 min
Leaving a narcissistic person can be very hard but learning how to stop the cycle of repeating those relationships can be even harder.
Understanding our History of Parenting
Mar 24, 2019 • 51 min
Understanding what our parents and grandparents learned about parenting and experience can be key to seeing how childhood trauma can be passed down from one generation to the next.
Our Sons, Our Men, Our Relationships
Mar 16, 2019 • 65 min
In the wake of #metoo, what do we really need to teach our sons about relationships?
How Moms Need to Talk To Our Daughters about Sexuality
Mar 10, 2019 • 33 min
Mothers play a much larger role in teaching daughters about sexuality than ever realized. Listen to author and speaker Joyce McFadden tell us what our daughters say they want from their mothers when learning about sexuality.
Understanding Childhood Emotional Neglect with Dr. Jonice Webb
Mar 3, 2019 • 54 min
Emotional neglect is the parent’s failure to respond enough to a child’s emotional needs. Learn how to see if this happened to you and how to keep from doing it with your own children.
1.37 Mental Health and Pop Culture: What TV & Movies Can Teach Us
Feb 24, 2019 • 49 min
Ever wonder what our choices in movies or TV shows might tell us about our own mental wellness?
1.36 How Rheumatoid Disorders, Trauma, and Physiology May Be Linked
Feb 17, 2019 • 82 min
Isolating the psychological triggers along with managing your nervous system’s automatic responses can be key to managing your rheumatoid arthritis. Listen as Amee shares personal experience with Dr. Mead, who provide the medical & scientific explanations…
1.35 Mind Over Money: Unraveling the Big Lies About Money Problems with Dr. Brad Klontz
Feb 10, 2019 • 57 min
Just about everyone believes the “Big Lie” about personal finance. It’s the belief that your financial difficulties are your fault; that they stem from your being lazy, crazy, or stupid, or are beyond your ability to manage. Well, they aren’t true and…
1.34 What You Need to Know About Neuroscience
Feb 3, 2019 • 60 min
What you don’t know about the latest scientific findings in brain development could be hurting you and your children. Learn about the ground-breaking overlap in psychology and biology in this episode.
1.33 Narcissistic Mother: The Scapegoat Child
Jan 27, 2019 • 57 min
Michelle Piper and Amee are back to discuss The Scapegoat Child and their role in the narcissistic mother’s life and how they live as adults
1.32 It’s Not a Myth - Real Men Feel
Jan 19, 2019 • 57 min
Meet Andy Grant and listen as he and Ameé tackle the topic of men’s mental health and the movement to get men to realize they are humans too
1.31 One Broken Mom: Recovering Mom
Jan 13, 2019 • 46 min
Amee interviews a fellow “Broken Mom”, Melissa Kreutz. Melissa is a recovering alcoholic who became a mother while on her journey of sobriety.
1.30 How Trauma Affects Learning
Jan 6, 2019 • 54 min
Exposure to trauma is very common for children and emerging research is showing that these traumatic events do impact a child’s functioning in school.
1.29 Love Addiction & Relationships with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis
Dec 29, 2018 • 50 min
Listen as Amee interviews Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, a nationally-recognized expert in the field of sex and love addiction, and learn how a preoccupation with finding Mr. or Ms. Right can actually be a warning sign of a deeper concern.
1.28 Healing Trauma in Our Body
Dec 17, 2018 • 50 min
Amee brings Karin Bell, a licensed Somatic Experience therapist to talk about her work with mothers and how she helps them break the inter-generational chain of trauma.
1.27 Childhood Trauma and Our Health
Dec 1, 2018 • 68 min
If you experienced adverse conditions or traumatic events in your childhood, you may be at a greater risk for developing a chronic illness or condition. Listen to learn more!
1.26 Adult Children of Emotionally-Immature Parents with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
Nov 17, 2018 • 66 min
Every wonder why you can’t seem to connect fully with your own parents or why you seem to gravitate to emotionally-neglectful relationships?
1.25 Narcissism: The Life of the Mascot Child
Nov 4, 2018 • 55 min
Being the class clown or the “funny” sibling in a narcissistic family is no laughing matter. Listen as Ameé asks Michelle Piper to describe what life is really like for the “jester.”
1.24 Understanding The Teenage Brain
Oct 27, 2018 • 61 min
What started as a topic to talk about bringing a reluctant child into therapy evolved into a much larger discussion of what is really going in the brain during the incredibly important years between 12 to 25 years old.
1.23 Narcissistic Mom: The Holiday Episode
Oct 19, 2018 • 63 min
Want to know how to survive the holidays with a narcissistic mother or mother-in-law? It can be done!
1.22 How to NOT Eff Up Your Child Athlete
Oct 11, 2018 • 57 min
Screaming and yelling at your child athlete is NOT a part of the game and is doing more harm than you think to your kids
1.21 Narcissim: The Life of The Lost Child
Sep 30, 2018 • 63 min
Families that have experience intensity such as addiction or change in socio-economic conditions, like divorce, can leave children wayward. Learn about the long-term impacts that these children can experience.
1.20 Understanding Your Kid at College
Sep 22, 2018 • 52 min
Learn how to prep your kid for the rigors of college and find out about a new platform schools are using to get students the mental wellness help they need.
1.19 Broken Mom: Perinatal Mood Disorders
Sep 16, 2018 • 75 min
Did you know that postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders are easily treatable by only 30% of the woman who need actually receive it? Listen to learn more.
1.18 How To Raise Children Who Won’t Have to Recover From Their Childhood with Pam Leo
Aug 24, 2018 • 55 min
Hear from Pam Leo herself on how to form deep connections with our children so that grow into healthy adults.
1.17 Emotional Development From 0-12 Months
Aug 21, 2018 • 70 min
Amee speaks with a parent educator about what parents should understand about baby’s development in the first year of life
1.16 Narcissism and Understanding The Golden and The Hero Child
Aug 12, 2018 • 45 min
Narcissistic parents split off their own personalities and assign them to their children. Learn about two of these roles in this episode.
1.15 Broken Moms: Emotionally-Immature Mom with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
Aug 5, 2018 • 44 min
Did you ever feel growing up that your parents just didn’t “get” you? Or did you sometimes think you were more of the adult than they were? Hear about how emotionally-immature parents can affect the lives of their children from Dr. Lindsay Gibson.
1.14 A How-To Guide For Choosing A Therapist
Aug 2, 2018 • 54 min
Learn the differences between mental health professionals as well as what it’s like finding and working with a therapist.
1.13 Men Have Feelings Too Apparently
Jul 31, 2018 • 42 min
Men have feelings too but unfortunately, due to stigmas and culture, they don’t always get the support when they need. This episode talks about a successful online resource called
1.11 Broken Moms: Millennial Mom
Jul 27, 2018 • 56 min
Meet Aminah Haghighi. She has a podcast called Unapparenthood — a weekly program that tells the true stories about pregnancy, parenthood, and entrepreneurship for first time, millennial parents. Aminah and Amee talk about what it was like to grow up…
1.10 What Are Our Daughters Trying To Tell Us?
Jul 23, 2018 • 30 min
With suicide in teen girls rising in the United States, understanding and connecting with our daughters is more important than ever these days.
1.9 Broken Moms: The Narcissistic Mom
Jul 18, 2018 • 41 min
Growing up with a self-centered mother is not only painful and confusing during childhood but it will also impact how you choose people to be around as an adult. Listen to Michelle Piper, a therapist who specializes in treating survivors of narcissistic…
1.12 The Toxic Power of “I Love You” in a Co-Dependent Relationship
Jul 16, 2018 • 13 min
Moving on from a co-dependent relationship can be extremely hard, especially if both partners are telling each other they love them.
1.8 - What Parents Need to Know About Teens & Bullying with Jax Anderson
Jul 6, 2018 • 33 min
Parents, educators and teens are all frustrated with bullies so this episode focuses on a sure-fire way to diffuse any bully.
1.7 - Tips For Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Teen
Jul 2, 2018 • 37 min
Meet Jax Anderson, the “Psyko Therapist”, while she talks with Amee about different strategies for parents to use to help better understand the teenage mind.
1.6 - Against Medical Advice: A Personal Story About Teen Suicide Attempts
Jun 30, 2018 • 29 min
Against Medical Advice is the personal, inside look at a family dealing with the struggles of teen suicide and its impacts.
1.5 - (5) Signs That Your Child Might Benefit From Counseling
Jun 28, 2018 • 34 min
Special Guest, Dr. Janet Birkey, talks with Amee and share the (5) signs parents should pay attention to with their kids that might mean they need some extra attention.
1.4 - Henry’s Story & The Mom Left Behind
Jun 22, 2018 • 45 min
How are you affected as “Mom” when your dad does the unbelievable and takes his own life? Listen to one daughter’s story.
1.2 - Broken Beyond Repair
May 25, 2018 • 45 min
What is life like when your mom is broken beyond repair? A story of life after suicide told by the son’s who were left behind.
1.3 - When You Might Not Be the Hero You Thought
May 25, 2018 • 22 min
Are you a superhero who lives to help others? If so, there is a real chance that narcissism could be your kryptonite but not in the way you think.
1.1 - One Broken Mom Introduction
May 16, 2018 • 21 min
An introduction to the content & topics covered on the One Broken Mom podcast.